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Eemlts of t!:-' He »it i i riwiila »in*t i to i Highest of all in Leavening Strength.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report. ABSOLUTELY wr::u Aisi) un i ivi: :v u. Scores of Sjioni'-eis :id Fisher men Went Down Willi Their Boats, Death List Outsid^ of Cedar Keys Will Probably Keaeh a Hundred. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Oct. 3.—Cedar Keys is a place of desolation and death. Forty-ei^ht honors ago it was a thriving town of 1,600 inhabitants. Today many of the people are corpses, scores of oth CTB are injured and there are but few houses left standing. Twenty corpses have been recovered, but few have been identified, so mutilated were they by falling timbers. Many corpses were dug out of the mud in which they were buried by the mighty tidal wave that *wept over the town Tuesday morning. The town is situated at the mouth of the Sewanee river on a number of small keys, connected by a number of bridges. It had no protection and went to pieces when the West India hurricane, with a Telocity of 80 miles an hour, came roar ing from the gulf. How the Storm Cam* On. The storm struck the place about 8 :80 O'clock Tuesday morning, and con tinued for several hours. Though warning had been given, nothing in dicated a blow of unusual severity. Up to 11 o'clock the night was calm and quiet. At that hour a moderate breeze sprang up from the eastward, increas ing gradually until a 80 mile wind was blowing. About 4 a. m. it blew a per fect tornado and suddenly changed to the southeast, bringing in a perfect deluge of water, the tide rising two feet higher than the memorable gale of 1894, which was at the time said to be the worst storm on record. At 7 o'clock, an immense tidal wave came in from the South, carrying destruction with it. Boats and wharves were hurled upon the shore and breaking into fragments covered the streets with wreckage and rendered them almost impassable. While the torrents of water were rushing through every open space, it would take the strongest man off his feet. It was this tidal wave that caused the principal lorn of life, many houses being swept from their foundations and the inmates drowned. Spotaferi ud FUhermcn Drowned. Of the 20 bodies recovered 12 are whites and 8 colored. Of the whites, 6 belonged to the Whitson family, a mother, 4 children and a young lady. The other 4 white victims are men and have not yet been identified. Of the 8 negroes, only 1, Peter Woodson, has been identified. The loss of life at Cedar Keys proper, was nothing in comparison with the number of spongers and fishermen who were drowned. The Mary Eliza has just arrived dismasted. She reports that at dark Monday night, nearly 100 vessels were anchored on the sponge bar below Cedar Keys, and that all of them but about '20 were lost. These boats carried from 4 to 10 men each, and the loss of life yras great. Eight corpses have already been washed ashore. Hundreds Are Destitute. The handsome Methodist Episcopal church, south, the Cedar Keys high school building, the Christian church and three colored churchs, the Sewanee ice factory, Wolf's Cedar mill and the Eagle Pencil Company's mill, also the large lumber mill of V. J. Herlong and the planing mill of George W. Moyer & Sons, and scores of private residences were wrecked by the wind and waves. Some of the handsomest and apparently most sulstantial buildings are damaged beyond repair. Reliable news of the storm from the western of Levy and Alachua counties have just reached Jacksonville. Not less than 200 families are left destitute, all their houses, fencing and crops are totally destroyed and what they had gathered was blown away with the buildings. Many Will Never Be Recovered. The difficulty in rerovertfTg the deatf arises from the fact that the town was built on several small keys. The bridges connecting these keys were swept away uud the only communica tion is by means of boats, of which there are but few left. Then, too, most of the victims were buried deep in mud by the tidal w*v£. an£ aw of IM Powder PURE buiiie.s wili |ivibabi.v UCV.T be recov ered •L.-yon i t!i- tar there are a scoi-e of visible, jast nbor»* the water, and e ic!i to jiK.i'- ues tli bur.al place of a ••.irriug K\.ooner .u i its crew. 1: !»*.bie tiiat in a/ the vessels were li,u\Vi. out litrutu-' and rode not the liurricanV. nth Mary Eliza's cui:ai:i tinuk-i tinr uy tar the greater mvnoer ar.» ben *.irU tli water with their crews. He says that there was not one chance in a thousand for such vessels in a burr cine. Two gentlemen who went down the coast a few miles returned to Cedar Keys and reported finding the corpses Qf eight men washed ashore. These men were the crew of a sponging vessel, and the crews of most of the other ves sels have undoubtedly met a similar fate. It is expected that for days to come, corpses of the spongers will be found along the coast. In Cedar Keys those who escaped death had a terrible experience. When the tidal wave had came and over whelmed the houses, many of the in mates floated in the water, clinging to pieces of timber others clung to tree tops for hours, until the water receded. They were buffeted by wind and waves, and many men fainted, clinging even while unconscious, with a death grip to the succumbing limbs. A Miracle That Anjr Are Alive. All show the effects in their clothing and bruised flesh, but are thankful to escape with their lives. Many others are still unaccounted for, and fam ilies and friends are filled with anxiety, hoping for the best but fearing the worst in view of the otter destruction wrought by the storm. It seems miraculous that there is a sin gle person alive in Cedar Keys today. The property loss in Cedar Keys is enormous. While the gale was at its height, lire broke out in the Battalini house. In almost a few seconds, the entire building was wrapped in flames, which quickly communicated to the handsome Sohlemmen hotel adjoining, and in a very short time nothing was left of either house except bare walls. The inmates saved nothing, so fierce and sudden was the fire and with roar ing flames above and raging flood below, they were too badly frightened to at tempt more than the saving of life. They made their escape by wading through four feet of water. IN THE 8TATE AT LARGE. Death Lint Will Probably Reach a Hon a red. Beside* Thoae Lost at Sea. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8.—Reliable news of the storm from the western part of Levi and Alachua counties has just reached Jacksonville. Not li than 200 families are left destitute. Scores of injuries have been reported with over 30 fatalities in Levi county The town of Fannin has been com pletely destroyed with the exception of one small house. The town of Need more was demolished. The postoffice building at that place was completely demolished and the postmaster can find no part of the mail or postofflee fix tures. Every house at Yular. Judson and Chiefland was destroyed with one or two exceptions, killing people of both the former places. Reports from Baker, Suwanee, Wau sau and Columbia counties confirm the story of death and destruction previ ously related. The death list has been increased by nearly a dozen. Columbia county fared very badly All the country south of Lake City is devastated. Fort White fared badly, all the churches, school houses, many stores and residences being blown down and many others injured. Hagon Sta tion, 10 miles southeast of Lake City was wiped out, stores demolished and residences destroyed. At Lake Butler further down the line, the destruction was almost as great. La Crosse was almost wiped out of existence. Destroyed a Great Industry. The cotton crop, or that "portion of it still in the field is vastly damaged, and in many places almost entirely de stroyed. Sugar cane is everywhere prostrated, and damage of every kind has resulted on every hand. Much stock and cattle were killed. It is said that there are 22 turpentine stills, with their equipments, camps and teams between Lake City and Cedar Keys, and not one of these will ever run another charge, all the timber being destroyed. This throws out of employment many people, leaves the mules idle, the camps de serted, operators ruined and factors hit hard. Exclusive of the hundreds of spongers supposed to have been drowned off Cedar Keys, the death list in the state proper bids fair to reach 100, and the property loss will run into the millions. THE STAUNTON FLOOD. Was Similar ta the Johnstown Disaster, bnt on a Smaller Scale. STAUNTOJS. _YA-. Oct. 3.—The flood here was caused by much the same con- r. scale, as those which resulted in the Johnstown disaster, namely, the burst ing of a lake and the emptying of its waters into streams already badly swolkn by the rains. Only four per sons are known to have perished, the todies of James Smith, his wife, daughter and grandchild having been recovered. The negro settlements along Pump street were particularly exposed to the rushing waters, but it is believed nearly all its inhabitants escaped, 42 being res cued by Benjamin Bagley and H. Middlecauff. The flood destroyed the gas works and wrought havoc about the railroad yards. The damage at Staunton is placed at several hundred thousand dollars. Many large buildings abutting on streets near the river were undermined and destroyed with their contents. A livery stable containing 88 horses is re ported carried away. Throughout the Shenandoah valley thousands of acres of crops were totally destroyed, the bridge on the Valley branch of the Bal timore and Ohio near Harpers Ferry was so disabled that the passengers were compelled to transfer. The Chesapeake and Western and the Nor folk and Western railroads suffered considerable damage on account of washouts. BRIEF BITS OF NF.V MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA SATURDAY, OCTOBER !». 1890 FLOOD IN ARIZONA. Entire Valley Swept anl Great LOM of Life Feared. Tlx SON, A. T.,(Jct 3—A Star special from Benson says Part of the town was washed away and six persons drowned in a flood from a cloudburst in the Whetstone mountains, 12 miles southwest of town. It is expected great loss of life and destruction of property will be reported from all along the San Pedro river until it empties into the Gila. The details of the disaster at Benson and accurate description of the extent of the cloudburst have not been received, but the precipitation must have occurred along the whole length of the Whetstone mountains, as the flood from the western end of the same range tore out three miles of Southern Pacific tract, 12 miles west cf Benson. Sal viui is repo Actor Alexander to be dying. The Leip hotel at Lake Shore, White Bear lake, has been destroyed by fire. The National Democrats of South Dakota have decided not to pttt up an electoral ticket. St. Paul is to have another winter carnival this year, and the chances are that it will be an annual feature here after. N Justice Field of the supreme court has returned to Washington after a summer spent in California. He is still in feeble health. The khedive has conferred the grand cordon of the Osmanich order upon 8ir Herbert. Kitchener, the sirdar of the Eggyptian forces. An immense bed of gold ore, of which a million tons are said to be "in sight." has been located on the west slope of Mount Tacoma, near the snow line. The powers are reported to have agreed upon a specific settlement of the Eastern question honorable to all par ties, and amply guaranteeing the seen rity of the Armenians. The First National bank of Joseph, Wallowa county, Or., was robbed of $2,000 by three men, one of whom is dead another badly wounded, while the third was pursued by a posse. At Houghton, Mich., Felix Dulmente shot and fatally wounded George C. Sheldon and then suicided. Dulmente was Sheldon's coachman, but had been discharged several weeks ago. The monthly treasury statement shows September receipts to have be^n $24,584,244 and expenditures $26,539,533, leaving a deficit of $1,1)93,201. Deficit for three months of fiscal year, $25,914,* 129. Fifteen students and the president of Concordia college, at Milwaukee, are iu a precarious condition as a result of eating tainted fish. About 60 students were made ill, but the others not seriously. An effort will be made by the regu lar Democratic organization of New York to keep the National Democrats from getting 011 account of the similarity of its name to its name to the old organization. Nebraska bold Democrats Meet. OMAHA, Oct. 3.—The National Demo* cratic party of Nebraska met here in state convention and named a full state and congressional ticket and electors. The committee on resolutions reported 111 favor of endorsing the Indianapolis convention and its candidates, and the resolutions were unanimously adopted. Ship and Cargo a Total Loss. PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Oct. 8. The steam fishing schooner Afognak, which arrived here during the dr.y from the north with the captain and crew of the bark James Borlan, which was wrecked in a fog 011 the rocky shore of Tugidak island Sept. l. The shin and cargo were a total loss. Only One "Democratic" Ticket. SPKINOPIELI), Ills Oct. 3 —Secretary of State Hinnchsen has expressed the opinion, following the presentation for filing of the names of the nominees of the "Independent Democracy," that not more than one ticket called a "Democratic" t.cket can lawfully ap peal «ta the balicr. WOODS ARE BURNING. Forest Fire# In Northern Wisconsin Be come Alarming. WESS SUPERIOR, Wis., Oct. 3.—The Eastern Minnesota rai'road has been fighting forest fires between Dedham and Foxloro and had hard work to save bridges. The fires ran up close to the structures and were only fought back by hard work. Clangs of men patrol the tracks. The fires are being driven back to the woods by lake winds. In the Outskirts of this city, however, damage lias been done. The South Superior department was out five times, once saving a residence ill the Butler Park district. A party of Northern Pacific engineers has made an examination of bridges. They report the fires worse than be fore. As far as Aitkin the woods are burning, the tall pines falling in every direction The Situation Is Especially Bad about Carlton At that place th^ flames approached very close to and sur rounded the yards of the Paine Lumber company Gangs of men are out fight ing the tire. Fire Warden Hawkins telegraphed for assistance to head off the flames before they did any damage to property, and an engine and crew of section men with apparatus for fighting lire were sent out. Small for est fires are reported along the line of the Dulutli, Mesaba and Northern and the Duluth and Iron Range. The very dry condition of the forests and under brush and the numerous fires which are smouldering. all over this section have produced a feeling of deep appre hension at many exposed points. LATEST MARKET REPORT. Milwaukee Grain. I MII.\VAI:KK::, Oct. 3. FLOUR-8 cady WHEAT—No. 2, 66,l^c No 1 Northern, 69c De vi uber, COKN \u a. 23}*-. OATH No. 2 white. 19(§20^c No. 3 white, 17 ^e. BAKLLY No. 2, :.6e, sample on track, 24 @:s0c. Daluth Grain. DI'M'TIT, Oct. a. WHEAT—Cash No. 1 hnrd, No. 1 Northern. 6("'4C NO. 2 Northern. 61i)£c N'ft 3 spring, reji-cieil, 54 73^C: to itri\e. No. 1 hard, No. 1 Northern. 71.,• 67** October No. 1 Northern, Minneapolis Grain. NN K AI'OLIS, Oct. 2. WHRAT —October closed, *P%e De cern I er, 65»c Aiay. On Track No. 1 hard. 66?-gc No i N irthern. No 2 Northern, 63^e. M. Paul Union 8toc' Yard*. .*• I S I" PAl'I.. Oct. HOG::—Mai ke' steady 0:1 Chicago C'nion stork V ,rd«. CHICAGO. Oct 8. c.ive and 6'ulOc HOGtT— Market higher S.l a ranged at 0 for light $ .00 0 for mixed *2 8 )((£!..i5 for he:»vy 6 so lor rough CA 1 TLE Mari.e strong to a shade higher. N o.t natives here. Sales ranged at tli. .0 5 OJ beeves |1 iu u 1.81 cows and heitrs ig.£.Yu 8.2o Tox-.s gtitrs $).00(«4.00 lor west ern sieers, lor stockers and feeders. SHEEP—Gancr.illy iOc lower. Receipts: Hogs. ghee-, '-'l.OUC) WHEAT the official ballot, on W8.0U0 cattle. :5,.')00 Chicago Grain inl rovi* on«. 1 O.t. Oct •. tiW .v. I OH r-' Oe O A I O .Vav 1 O K MlbiT. Ml!. er. W A 1 Wretched. Could Not Eat or Sleep. R.TRRf6o. "STOCKTON, N. Y., June 28, 1894. Dr. M. M. FHNNER, Fredonia, N. Y. Dear Sir: —AJjout 2 years ago I be came bi}ioos, sallow, dyspeptic and my system was generally run down. Lost appetite and flesh. Could not eat or sleep well, and had palpitation of the heart—in fact 1 was so wretched and un nerved that on several occasions my friends thought 1 would not live till morning. Two bottles of your Blood and Liver Remedy and Nerve Tonic produced a complete cure." Frank Smith Druc^iht. i'. 1 2f«w:A [LARGtS 310 Vt PLAN NIH nev«»r Lower. CHAS. B. KENNEDY, Presiden litfh: heavy, 5c hi/her. n.tfi pikes, i 7o@ j.lu A 1 TLE—Marker B-ror.g and active on p-od hut-her stuff offer, SHEL.P—Market about steady com uion slow and we ik li cipts: Hog-i, 2 ,t:l'. 10. .Ives 6 sheep. iaO. NO-TO-BAC at DONALD HUGS. Theso stoves will throw out more lient with less fuel than heaters 011 the market. Call and see our magnificent, assortment. Prices were PRICE FIVE CENTS iOFS ©•JEWEL STOVES & RANGES MCDONALD BROS. Foi (he leu 30 Dags. O 0 0 O O Suits, $16 up. Patns, ... $4 up. Overcoats, $18 up. i iwa)ii£iiiiiii!iiiiiiRi!iiiiiii utBR!niHi!iiii! .r, These prices are for home made tailor work. Satis faction guaranteed. T. T- THOMAS, THE flADISON State Bank, fladison, S. D. A GENERAL BANKING IIUSINESS TRANSACTED Fa rm Loans Lo\A/?st -#*RATES,#~ Slaves.- -Slaves. ow is the time to look around for bargain* We have them. Our store is packed full of Stoves that we are going to close out at Low Price* in accordance with the follow ing sample price: An A CORN HEATER with oven sold last year for $40.00 now $33.00. We have an abundance of Bargains in second hand We are over stocked and must closo out at Low Prices. JOHNSON BROS. & CO. GUARANTEED TOBACCO HABIT C-rcr l^XO.WbOTcn »oll. yOO.OnO ci:r*s prore Its power to destror tbeJes'ro for tofcacro in auy F"iM No )s t:r K-'.'i-t "it acrvo-rixj.' la the tvorlrt. M..CT iril.n I |«nnl!. ITI IDCavn f:*!.'-to IE ikr-tfi weak i :i mj* u! "i st .ur vljroi '. i 'Si V *. ,11-bud yot, i Thiit w.' 8*y. u.' ..- vrt: WltT'i. H'" 1 I lU*. IVf.'! 't'oKlro »I.|- ..•!! fv) l.i«0 ." W fev- «au.| -'I'll* i HVNtf 'W SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY FRANK SMITH r* THE TAILOR. J. WII.tiMMSON Vice President. Stoves. -T": uf i"